Through the approval of a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has given its approval to install grid-connected solar-powered tube well pumps in the state.
The pilot project involves the installation of 468 solar pumps totaling a cumulative capacity of around 2.9 MW.
The pumps will be installed under the CAPEX model through the Haryana Department of Renewable Energy (HAREDA).
The projects are expected to be installed at 11 kV agricultural feeders in Biana in Karnal district and Marupur in Yamunanagar district.
Further, the project is expected to get 30% subsidy through the central government’s KUSUM program. The recently launched KUSUM program aims to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022.
The solar-powered pumps installed under this project will belong to HAREDA or state distribution companies for the initial five years, and farmers will be paid for the surplus energy injected into the grid at ₹1 ($0.014)/kWh.
Companies providing the systems will also be responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance for five years. The total installed solar capacity required for the feeders is approximately 2.3 MW (Biana), and 0.7 MW (Marupur).
Both will remain in operation for 12 hours per day.
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